The legend of English football would have turned 86 today had he not sadly passed away from lung cancer in July 2009.
Robson enjoyed an incredible 54-year career in the professional game, so it’s no surprise to see an outpouring of tributes for him on what would have been his 86th birthday.
As a player, he represented the likes of Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and his national team England, before moving into management upon his retirement in 1968.
It was as a boss that he really made his name, leading Ipswich Town to FA Cup and UEFA Cup glory and nearly delivering a major tournament triumph to the Three Lions, as well as managing some of Europe’s elite clubs such as Barcelona, Porto, PSV and more notably, Newcastle United.
Check out some of the best Tweets paying tribute to Robson today, below…
Sir Bobby Robson would have turned 86 today.
Here’s the great man reminiscing about Italia ‘90 and the glorious heartbreak of Turin.
A true gentleman. pic.twitter.com/jnqbOVS3QS
— Box2Box Football (@_box2box) February 18, 2019
🏆Copa del Rey
👏🏼European Manager of the Year
— Renegade Statman Ⓜ️ (@chompx3) February 18, 2019
Happy birthday to my hero. I was born 11 years after Italia 90 😮. Yet through reading, watching and listening to him he’s had an incredible impact on my life, in football and in life as a whole. Happy birthday Sir Bobby Robson and thank you. pic.twitter.com/GjQLOdagqK
— Lenny Reed (@LennyReedCoach) February 18, 2019
Sir Bobby Robson would’ve been 86 today , legend of world football and everyone’s adopted grandad . A first class manager and a diamond of a man . Gone but never forgotten. pic.twitter.com/5a95Hd4q6d
— ⬛⬜SWAMPY⬛⬜⬛NUFC⬜⬛ (@swampthing_71) February 18, 2019
— MeL F (@MJFoReMaN_MeL) February 18, 2019
Today is the birthday of a truly unique, iconic, legendary man and manager: Sir Bobby Robson.
I miss this wonderful gent so much, I will always remember meeting and talking with the great man!
Happy Birthday Sir Bobby, one day your club will return to its former glory.
— Kevin Tucker Jr #AgentTucJr (@TucJr82) February 18, 2019